convert dvd to mpeg

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by twoodcc, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    what program to use? my camcorder is a sony dvd handycam, and it's usb, so imovie won't recognize it. (got the camera before my mac, or i would have gotten one with firewire)
     
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    for dvd camcorders, i've heard good things about DVDxDV, which converts non-commercial DVD videos into Quicktime DV files ready to be imported into iMovie or Final Cut Pro/Express. Although, I have never used it, i have heard it works well... maybe someone here can give a testimonial.
     
  3. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    thanks for the link. i'll look into that.
     
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    Yeah,

    I've played with the demo version DVDxDV and it works. I didn't think the quality was too good, but I was using my Caddyshack DVD.

    Not sure how well the miniDVD footage will come over. Also, if DVDxDV isn't to your liking, your can look into Cinematize.
     
  5. simie macrumors 6502a

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    If you can access the data on the dvd, then use this application to convert the VOB files to Mpeg.

    http://www.alfanet.it/squared5/mpegstreamclip.html

    It can even repair VOB files with frame breaks in, once converted you can then edit the video in FCP etc.

    This is a great application.
     
  6. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    thanks for the link. i downloaded the program and will try it out when i get a chance.
     
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    If you use both these programs, you should be able to achieve your goal.

    Download YadeX

    It can rip video and audio from home (tv) dvd recorder disks

    http://www.macetvideo.com/yadex/yadex.html

    I use this software with a vob file that contains timecode breaks (chapters), It allows me to save the video and audio stream for editing in FCP.

    I then load up mpegstreamclip and load up the audio stream and convert that to a audio format that FCP can read.

    http://www.alfanet.it/squared5/mpegstreamclip.html
     
  8. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    thanks for the tips. i downloaded them, but the first one is in a different language. i was able to download it anyway though.
     
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